the key to development
“5 senses for kids Foundation” aims to raise awareness of the importance of multi-sensoriality.
A platform for parents to access educational resources on multisensoriality
“5 senses for kids Foundation” is a resource centre to help parents ground and enhance their child’s development and growth.
The site provides an overview of the latest scientific findings on child brain development and function, and also explains to parents how these latest discoveries can be used into everyday life with their child. In addition, it offers a range of sensory activities to promote cognitive, sensory and social development, all with the goal of enhancing parent-child interaction and bonding – in other words the good bits!
During the first two
the first two years,
the child builds
his or her palette
Newborns have a
have a preference for
for objects with
objects with high
contrast, such as black
is able to
smell in water.
The skin is the
largest sensory organ
of the body in both
adults and child.
The child has
a musical ear
until the end of the
first year of life
Newborns have a preference for high-contrast objects, such as black and white.
These senses can be used alone or in combination with each other.
However, children’s experience is not limited to these five senses. Other information must be considered in sensory and cognitive development :
In addition, we recommend incorporating play aspects into the learning process. Young children discover and learn by playing. They can test their mental, conceptual representations, in order to maintain or modify them, through role-playing, which can sometimes imitate the adult world.
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“5 senses for kids Foundation” also aims to be a resource centre for researchers on sensoriality. The aim is to encourage researchers to focus on the sensory-cognitive skills of young children and to advance research.
There is still much to be discovered about how the human senses work.
“5 senses for kids Foundation” comprises a diverse group of researchers who are passionate about these issues.
A definite factor for social integration
While many children live in a family environment that is conducive to the development of their sensory-cognitive skills, others need additional help.
Children are born with the same skills, but it is only through experience that these skills can be developed and reinforced.
Thus the link between learning and language is with no doubt a point of social discrimination. « 5 senses for kids Foundation » provides a complementary tool to restore equality of opportunity by emphasising the importance of multi-sensoriality and providing access to sensory education.
Moreover, keeping children in a multi-sensory universe helps to fight against the dangers of screens and isolation.
Helping parents, doing prevention, raising awareness of the sensory capacities of newborns, help to build social links between different communities and generations.